By Linda Kinney

The documentation of younger kid's studying performs a necessary position within the pre-schools of Reggio Emilia. This cutting edge method of bringing record-keeping and evaluation into the center of younger kid's studying is envied and emulated via educators world wide.

This certain, obtainable and encouraging e-book relies upon a documentary process effectively carried out by way of Stirling Council in Scotland, whose pre-school educators skilled dramatic advancements of their understandings approximately youngsters, how they examine and the aptitude unleashed in effectively attractive households within the studying technique.

This process, that's in keeping with cautious hearing young children and statement in their pursuits and matters, centres round recording and commentating on kid's studying via images, wall monitors, video clips and a number of diverse media. The authors, either skilled educators comprise chapters right here on:

    • why early years’ educators may still use documentation as a way to reinforce younger kid's studying
    • the values, rules and theories that underlie the 'Reggio' strategy
    • how to enforce documentations into any early years atmosphere, with real-life case experiences and tricks for keeping off universal pitfalls
    • how to contain, motivate and enthuse households and the broader community

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You need to look where you are going. You need to listen with your ears, and then you know when it’s safe to cross. Could the dog do all the things that a four-legged dog can do? Yes, cause dogs are very clever. He went zooming fast. 40 Documentation approach in practice Three-legged dog Stuart: Kirsty: Rosellen (Educator): Jennifer: Stuart: Cate: Kirsty: Stuart: Niamh: Struan: Kirsty: Jennifer: Cate: Niamh: Jennifer: Cate: Pippa: Cate: Cate: Katy: Cate: Katy: Struan: He’s got lots of energy! I threw the ball for it, and it ran really fast, just like my dog.

Should the children turn it off and on? No, it might break. It might run out of that stuff electricity. It might break and it might run out. Grown-ups switch it on and off. What do we put on top of the OHP? Pictures. And it goes on the curtain. What do we do with the pictures? Just look and don’t go close. It’s hot. Just keep it on. Not wiggle it about. ’Cos you might not see the picture and it might fall off. It might, if you keep switching it off and on the bulb inside might break. What will happen to the image?

38 Documentation approach in practice connected with the project, one of them suggested that a lady in the community had disabled dogs – one of which had only three legs. She also was invited into the nursery with the dog. Finally, in this aspect of the project, an almost unbelievable coincidence occurred when one of the children shared with an educator that his granny had now only one eye; she had just had the other one removed!! She also was very happy to come and share her experience of living with one eye with them.

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